RESIDENTS of Tilehurst will be painting the town red to mark the end of the First World War.

This November marks 100 years since the Great War ended in 1918, and residents will be marking the occasion with lights, bunting, poppies and more.

Between November 1 and 14, residents will be encouraged to display their homemade designs, which so far range from knitted poppies to life-size soldiers.

Estate agents Village Properties have thrown their weight behind the project, donating £600 to the Tilehurst British Legion.

The idea was the brainchild of Kate Taylor, an assistant leader at the 2nd Tilehurst Brownies, who started selling special limited edition badges on behalf of the Legion.

She said: "A number of scout and Girlguiding groups have already signed up as well as churches, WI groups, businesses, shops and schools. During the event a large number of poppies will be placed around the village, and on November 9 an event will be held in the Triangle to build a giant poppy."

Anyone wanting to get involved in the project can share their ideas on the Facebook group Turn Tilehurst Red.